I’m a Visiting Research Intern attached to the Digital Humanities and Journalism (HuJo) group, working on problems related to Event Identification from Twitter data. I’m also a full time Computer Science PhD student at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio attached to the Semantic Web Lab at Kno.e.sis Center. I’m originally from Sri Lanka, a small island in Indian ocean located south to India. I completed my bachelors in Information Technology degree at the Faculty of Information Technology – University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. After completing my bachelors, I worked at CodeGen International Pvt. Ltd. as a Software Engineer nearly two years where I contributed to building Travel Software solutions to leading travel operators in Canada, Mexico and Europe. Then I decided to pursue higher education and joined Wright State University. I started my PhD in 2011 when I moved to USA and now I’m finishing my third year as a PhD student. The focus of my PhD work is on Event Related Social Data Analysis and Mining. I’m delighted to be a part of INSIGHT’s HuJo group as they work on interesting research problems that have an impact on society in general. You are welcome to visit my personal Web page if you want to find out more about the projects that I work on at Kno.e.sis Center.